You don't have to be a chocolate lover to fall in love with this recipe. My boyfriend is against chocolate (I don't understand it but I can tolerate it-I guess), & the fact that he can't stop eating this bread pudding says it all. The edges and top get a bit crispy while the middle is so moist from the custard. This dish is something totally new for me, I never had it as a kid. But when my friend asked me to make this for her I thought I would give it a try. I was blown away and pissed all at the same time. How could something so perfectly amazing be missing from my life for so long? Every time I walk past the bread aisle in the grocery: the loaf of Brioche & I reminisce on our times together. MAKE THIS RECIPE. IT WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING. Happy baking!
Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding
Makes 12 servings
1 loaf of Brioche Bread ( cubed into bit sized pieces)
10 Tbsp melted butter (set 2 Tbsp aside)
1 Cup Chocolate Chips (Add more if chocolate is your favorite thing in the world!)
6 Eggs + 4 Yolks
2 1/2 cups of half and half
1 Cup Sugar
2 Tbsp Vanilla
1/8 tsp Salt
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1. Spray a 13 x 9 baking dish or use butter, whatever you have on hand.
2. Toss Bread with 8 Tbsp of the melted butter then toss with the chocolate chips. Add this mixture to the prepared baking dish.
3. Whisk the eggs, continue whisking while adding half & half, sugar, vanilla, salt. Once combined pour over the bread mixture in the prepared dish & let sit for at least 30 minutes or overnight covered in the fridge
4. Preheat oven to 350º
5. Drizzle with remaining butter & sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake for 1 hour
How to know when it's done: The custard will be set in the center & bread will become puffed and brown.
I hope you all love this recipe as much as I do! this would be great topped with vanilla ice cream or your favorite sauce. In our house we prefer it just as is. Dig in!